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  • MP says Bloody Sunday murder inquiry is “misguided” (Northern Ireland)

    12/22/2012 3:41:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 21 December 2012 | Last updated at 05:10 ET
    A Conservative MP who served as a soldier in Northern Ireland has questioned the need for prosecutions in the Bloody Sunday killings. On Thursday, it was revealed that a team of 15 detectives will head up a murder investigation into the 1972 shootings. They will be led by a senior investigating officer who will be based in Londonderry. Patrick Mercer said he is “confused” by this latest development and does not know what prosecutions will achieve. …
  • Dublin IRA man charged over Northern Ireland prison officer murder

    12/22/2012 3:32:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Irish Central ^ | Friday, December 21, 2012, 7:54 AM | Antoinette Kelly
    Vincent Banks, 44, from Smithfield, Dublin was brought before the Irish Special Criminal Court in Dublin on Wednesday where he was charged in connection with the murder in November of Northern Ireland prison officer David Black. Banks was charged with membership of an unlawful organization styling itself as the Irish Republican Army (IRA) on December 18th, 2012. Banks was also charged with withholding information in relation to the murder of David Black. …
  • IRA killers' release part of deal (More appeasement)

    12/01/2004 3:02:31 PM PST · by Irish_Thatcherite · 27 replies · 517+ views
    BBC News ^ | Wednesday, 1 December, 2004 | Not stated
    The killers of an Irish police officer will be recommended for early release if there is a comprehensive deal in Northern Ireland.Garda Jerry McCabe was killed in 1996 Taoiseach Bertie Ahern told the Irish Parliament that he will recommend that the four men be freed as part of a settlement to secure IRA decommissioning. Detective Jerry McCabe was shot dead by the IRA during a robbery in County Limerick in 1996. Four men were convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 11 to 14 years. IRA leadership Responding to a question by Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny, Mr Ahern said: "As...